London voted best city in world for quality of life


London has left behind Paris and New York to claim the title of best city in the world for quality of life, according to a new study.

The study, published last week by consultancy firm PwC was conducted in 2015 after surveying a group of 5,200 people from 16 countries, consisting of an equal number of business decision makers, informed elites, and other general population adults over 18 years of age. The purpose of the study was to find out what and how they think about 30 global cities, the same group researched in PwC’s Cities of Opportunity as well..

According to the report, London registers as a dynamic city, scoring well across the board in 29 of 36 image attributes.  Its top attributes include having a well-developed infrastructure, being connected to the rest of the world, and having a well-developed legal framework.

Runner up Paris was lauded for cultural influence, including attractions and cultural trendsetting, and was in the top-three-ranked cities in terms of entertainment and cuisine.

New York, which came third, was described as the ‘leader’ for its economic influence and ability to provide easy access to capital.

The study also created another list based on quantifiable information.

London was on the top of this list too.

Here’s a complete list of the world’s 30 best perceived cities:

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. New York
  4. Amsterdam
  5. Sydney
  6. Berlin
  7. Tokyo
  8. Toronto
  9. Stockholm
  10. Los Angeles
  11. San Francisco
  12. Dubai
  13. Milan
  14. Madrid
  15. Chicago
  16. Hong Kong
  17. Singapore
  18. Beijing
  19. Seoul
  20. Rio
  21. Shanghai
  22. Moscow
  23. Johannesburg
  24. Kuala Lumpur
  25. Mexico City
  26. São Paulo
  27. Mumbai
  28. Jakarta
  29. Bogotá
  30. Lagos